November 4, 2022
Winter is coming to Ukraine as the vicious Russian invasion continues. Russia has been unsuccessful militarily at subjugating the people so it is resorting to attacking the civilian population. It has been destroying power plants and hopes to freeze and starve out the Ukrainian people. It is estimated that 30 percent of power stations have been destroyed.
The Ukrainian people, however, are poised to literally weather this crisis with our help. We are going into a more difficult stage of our help in providing needed survival supplies for the people such as generators, warm clothing and food. We do not now how severe the winter will be. We groan and sigh with people as we face the months ahead. But, we are determined to help them.
Great thanks goes to the good-hearted people who have managed the assistance. I thank the Ivan Yurishko family that has managed aid through the Salvation Church in Khust, Ukraine. I thank the United Church of God in Germany who provided a generous contribution at the recent Feast of Tabernacles. I thank the German United Church of God for facilitating the transfer the funds for a needed vehicle to ship greater amounts of goods over the 13 hour drive between Germany and Ukraine.
Vlad Yurishko writes the following report:
November 1, 2022
Greetings Mr. and Mrs. Kubik,
I want to express my gratitude to you and all the people who through LifeNets do a lot of good deeds in this difficult time for the people of Ukraine. We really appreciate your care and kindness.
The Russian Federation has destroyed more than 30% of power plants across Ukraine as of October 18. As the attacks take place every day, I am sure that the percentage of lost stations is much higher. This has caused a great shortage of electricity for the population.
Many people (mostly in cities) have heating systems that are fully or partially dependent on electricity and this makes it VERY difficult for people to heat their homes.
One of the power stations struck by Russian rocket in October
So now we are working to deliver to Ukraine electric generators, gas convectors, wood-burning stoves, warm clothes and other necessary things for winter.
This winter will be hard and exhausting for people, but we hope and God's grace, and He takes care of the needy with the hands of His children.
We wish you God's blessings.
Sincerely, Vladyslav Yurishko
Explanation: This is a map of Ukraine entitled "Russian Energy Terrorism" Attacks by Russia of Ukraine's energy infrastructure from October 10-18
There are 12 major power plants attacked.
Further are the regions affected. At least 30% of the electric power stations are affected. The longest time without power has been two days.
Over October 10-18 266 people have been wounded and 120 killed.